2015 - Users Conference - San Francisco - Oil and Gas
Merging Operational Technology, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity at Hess
Operational intelligence at Hess combines IT and Operations to drive operational excellence. Hess used the PI System as part of the exception-based surveillance platform and to drive operational intelligence. Hess also reorganized the workforce from asset based teams to a common pool of experts that are dynamically assigned to work on problems identified by exception-based notifications. This has led to a better understanding of the production asset which in turn has improved efficiencies in operations. This also has improved our understanding of the need to better safeguard our Operations Technology space from cyber threats. Developing SCADA security standards and implementing these standards to segregate Control Systems & Enterprise networks are in progress. The PI System only plays a role in aggregating data from control systems network, but also forms an integral part of the solution which provides security to the data from control networks to the enterprise.
Tony Goodreau is the PI Global Administrator at Hess, located in Houston, TX. Hess has deployed the PI System at all worldwide production facilities onshore and offshore. Tony has been with Hess for 21 years and, prior to his current role, was an Engineering System Specialist responsible for production optimization.
Suhas Gundoor is the Real Time Data Practice Lead for CSE ICON, an OSIsoft partner with offices in the Woodlands, TX; Lafayette, LA; and Denver, CO. Suhas works closely with Tony and has been working with the PI System in Hess since 2012. Prior to this assignment, Suhas has worked on the PI System at oil major and an oilfield service company.